Whitney Houston passed away on the eve of the this year’s Grammy Awards, six months before the release of her last movie, Sparkle. Co-star Jordin Sparks talked to People about Houston a month before her death, describing the legend as “so cool and very motherly” towards the American Idol winner. ”If I ever looked like I needed something, here she came saying ‘Are you okay?’” Sparks added.
Houston and Sparks recorded a track for the film, “Celebrate,” which Ryan Seacrest debuted on his morning radio show today (May 21st). The single was produced by R. Kelly and will be available on iTunes June 5th.
Sparkle, a remake of the 1976 starring Lonette McKee and Fame‘s Irene Cara, follows the trials and tribulation a all-sister musical group in their successful music career. Derek Luke, Mike Epps and Cee-Lo Green also star in the flick, opening August 17th.
Listen to the single, “Celebrate” after the jump.